Of Food and Love: cooking with kids quesadilla
by Mommy Hobbies
In my napsack stash
Look mom, no hand! Ok, I’m exaggerating, but that is kind of how I felt. My breath was caught in my throat and my hand was instinctively jerking to hold the knife while he worked our poor block of cheese over.
His cookbook was open and he was chattering about how he was going to make the best “casa-leeda, ever”. But, I was staring at a grilled cheese sandwich.
“Cy, this is a grilled cheese sandwich. Did you want a sandwich or a quesadilla?”
“Ok, but this is a grilled cheese…”
“Yeah, a quesadilla.”
Finally, I pulled out the tortillas and set them next to the bread and make him point to his preferred casing for his melted cheese. Tortilla.
He’s not much taller than the stove and we have spinning bar chairs. Last thing I need is my 5 year old’s face in a pan spinning in circles flinging melted cheese everywhere. I did all the man handling of the quesadilla. Cy just kept poking his nose in to make sure I was doing it right.
Although, I did grant him the satisfaction of sticking the spatula in the there to wiggle the quesadilla around.
By the end of it, Cylas still had his hands and his face and my sanity was still intact.
What do your children cook on their own?